Truckers face the risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) everyday. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries each year. Of these, 50,000 people die and more than 80,000 people are permanently disabled each year. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million people in the United States living with brain injury related disabilities.
Thousands of truckers are among those that suffer traumatic brain injuries each year. Truckers suffer them in countless ways, including highway accidents and while working at terminal, docks, warehouses, and other pick-up and delivery locations. A traumatic brain injury can change the life of a truck driver forever. Brain injuries are unlike any other injury because they can occur on a microscopic level, which means they are often not detected by CT scans, EEGs, and X-Rays. Despite the lack of physical evidence, brain injuries have serious consequences. Even individuals that do not suffer a loss of consciousness or only briefly lose consciousness can suffer permanent cognitive impairment.
Even more so than other serious injuries, experience is key when it comes to selecting an attorney to handle your brain injury case. Proper screening for brain injuries is essential in proving the effects of an injury and related brain injury disabilities. We are committed to protecting the rights of truckers with traumatic brain injuries, and will zealously work to ensure our trucker clients are not denied compensation or medical treatment for their injuries.
We have a team of health care professionals with the expertise to care for truckers with traumatic brain injuries. You will be treated with respect and we will do everything we can to make sure you receive the medical treatment you need.